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A cyborg cockroach could someday save your life

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A tiny neuro-controller created by researchers at the University of Connecticut could provide more precise control of futuristic biobots, such as cyborg cockroaches that are already being tested for use in search and...

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Genes are key to academic success, study suggests

Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed. A new study published in npj Science of Learning by researchers...

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How we judge personality from faces depends on our beliefs about how personality works

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NYU researchers tested how much we believe different traits co-occur in other people’s personalities–for instance, how much we think competence co-occurs with friendliness in others. They then used a method...

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The $250 Biohack That’s Revolutionizing Life With Diabetes

When her daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, Kate Farnsworth stopped sleeping through the night. She’d set the alarm for 3 a.m. so she or her husband, Dave, could prick the girl’s fingers...

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Carbon nanotubes used to develop clothing that can double as batteries

Engineers with the University of Cincinnati are leveraging a partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man. What makes this possible are the...

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New ‘e-dermis’ brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands

Amputees often experience the sensation of a “phantom limb” — a feeling that a missing body part is still there. That sensory illusion is closer to becoming a reality thanks to a team of engineers at...

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Test tube artificial neural network recognizes ‘molecular handwriting’

Researchers at Caltech have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine learning problem: correctly identifying handwritten numbers. The work is a significant step in...

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The U.S. Air Force learned to code—and saved the Pentagon millions

In October 2016, Eric Schmidt found himself in the Arab Gulf nation of Qatar. Then executive chairman of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, Schmidt was touring military installations in his role as chairman of...

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How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop

You know your laptop is filthy. You can see the dirt and grime on your keyboard. You can see that circle of skin oils on the middle of the trackpad. So when’s the last time you cleaned it? Using a freshly cleaned...

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Why is there concern that cell phones may cause cancer or other health problems?

There are three main reasons why people are concerned that cell phones (also known as “mobile” or “wireless” telephones) might have the potential to cause certain types of cancer or other health problems:  ...

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EU COMMITTEE APPROVES NEW RULES THAT COULD ‘DESTROY THE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT’

An EU committee has approved two new copyright rules that campaigners warn could destroy the internet as we know it. The two controversial new rules – known as Article 11 and Article 13 – introduce wide-ranging new...

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We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air.

Smartphones were once the best thing to happen to the tech industry — and for a while, it seemed, to all of us, too. In the 11 years since the iPhone made its debut, smartphones have subsumed just about every other...

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The ‘Baby’ that ushered in modern computer age

A machine that took up an entire room at a laboratory in Manchester University ran its first program at 11am on 21 June 1948. The prototype completed the task in 52 minutes, having run through 3.5 million calculations....

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Framework to stop cyber-attacks on internet-connected cars

A new study by Maanak Gupta, doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Ravi Sandhu, Lutcher Brown Endowed Professor of computer science and founding executive director of the UTSA Institute for...

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Breakthrough in Controlling DNA-Based Robots

Researchers have devised a magnetic control system to make tiny DNA-based robots move on demand—and much faster than recently possible. In the journal Nature Communications, Carlos Castro and Ratnasingham Sooryakumar...

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The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. By 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and...

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Harley-Davidson Is Making an Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson riders unveil Project LiveWire on New York’s Manhattan Bridge on June 23, 2014. Photographer: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America   By Hannah Elliott January 30, 2018, 3:54 PM EST On Tuesday,...

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The Vitamin that Could Help Kill Cancer

By Robb Taylor Researchers have long hoped to find natural treatments – and even cures – for cancer. For some, the search is about breaking free from traditional pharmaceutical treatments, which can be extremely...

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New Smart Contact Lens For Diabetics Introduced

  Originally posted to Science Daily, February 22, 2018 Source:  Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently introduced a new biosensing...

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Five Unconventional Cancer Therapies Your Doctor (Probably) Won’t Tell You About

Image Credit: Anne Weston/Wellcome Images By Robb Taylor March 5, 2018 Modern American medicine would have us believe that, if you have cancer, there are very few ways to beat it – all of them extremely expensive....

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Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Depression & Other Mood Disorders

If you’re taking blood pressure medication and feel depressed or anxious, a recent study published by the American Heart Association suggests that there could be a direct link between the two. Some common blood...

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Eric Schmidt Says America Needs to “Get Its Act Together” in AI Competition with China

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Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence. Speaking at a tech summit organized by national security think tank CNAS, Schmidt...

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How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without Electronics

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A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. The UW computer scientists have created...

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AI Can Predict How Much Longer You Have Left to Live

Artificial intelligence is able to make a pretty accurate guess at how much longer you’ve got to live, as shown by a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. In the “the first study of its...

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The Blood Pressure Secret You’ve Never Heard Of

Most people feel like they have been given a life sentence once they’re diagnosed with high blood pressure. Doctors offer little hope other than telling you to change your diet and take blood pressure medication. For...

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Can You Live to Be 120?

When people who are surveyed about aging are asked how long they want to live, the majority choose an age between 80 and 100. But when asked if they would want to live to be 120 – if they had the health and mental...

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Deep Learning Algorithm Does as Well as Dermatologists in Identifying Skin Cancer

In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer. By Taylor Kubota It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a strange mole...

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Voice Analysis Tech Could Diagnose Disease

In the near future, smartphone apps and wearables could help diagnose disease with short voice samples. Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress...

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Implantable Device Targets Cancer, Other Illnesses with Controlled Long-Term Drug Delivery

A drug-delivery capsule directly implanted into a cancerous tumor (credit: Lyle Hood/UTSA) 5000 nanochannels control release; can deliver medicinal doses for several days or a few weeks, also effective for HIV and...

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Disrupting Energy

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We are at the cusp of an energy revolution. This blog is a look at how three technologies – solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) – are poised to disrupt a $6 trillion energy industry over the next two...

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Scientists Have Created Mice with Hyper-Long Telomeres without Altering the Genes

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The Telomeres and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), in collaboration with the Centre’s Transgenic Mice Core Unit, has succeeded in creating mice in the laboratory with...

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Lab-Grown Stem Cells Regenerate Monkey Hearts: Study

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Scientist gave the macaques in the study into organ regeneration mild immunosuppressant drugs, and monitored them for 12 weeks In a step forward for organ regeneration, stem cells grown from a single monkey’s skin...

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Experimenting With Government

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by Peter Diamandis I often speak about the importance of experimentation. What about experimenting with how we govern ourselves? As we enter election season, I’m struck by the question, can we run meaningful...

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3-D-Printed Structures that “Remember” Their Shapes

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In this series, a 3-D printed multimaterial shape-memory minigripper, consisting of shape-memory hinges and adaptive touching tips, grasps a cap screw. The material is designed to close when the temperature of the...

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Neuroscientists Identify Cortical Links to Adrenal Medulla (Mind-Body Connection)

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May help explain why meditation and exercises such as yoga and Pilates can be helpful in dealing with stress.  Cortical pathways to the adrenal medulla. Cortical areas on the lateral surface and the medial wall of the...

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Worried About Alzheimer’s? These Tips Can Help Keep your Brain Healthy

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most frightening, yet least understood ailments we face as human beings. The loss of memory – forgetting family, friends and the most important events of our lives – is painful,...

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